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Tuesday, Jun 04, 2024 Wednesday, Jun 05, 2024

Civil Society and Sustainability

Solving the world’s greatest sustainability challenges depends on active engagement by civil society actors. Nonprofits, philanthropies, and advocacy groups play an important role in shaping the sustainable development agenda and contributing to innovative solutions to address problems like climate change.
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Stanford Graduate School of Business

Organized by Stanford’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, this conference is designed to strengthen the community of scholars working at the intersection of civil society and sustainability, and to develop a knowledge base to support and amplify civil society activities for sustainable development. The conference will feature both early-stage papers as well as more developed work with presenters representing a broad range of fields that include sociology, political science, business, education, public policy, public administration, and social ecology. Scholars will also have the opportunity to engage with civil society organization leaders.


Full Conference Agenda

Stanford Initiative on Business & Environmental Sustainability: Podcast

Listen as professor William P. Barnett and Stanford student Charlotte Kramer host a discussion with Patricia Bromley, Associate Professor of Education, Environmental Social Science, and (by courtesy) Sociology, to discuss the takeaways from this conference.

Conference Organizer

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Associate Professor of Education, Environmental Social Science, and (by courtesy) Sociology